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My Dining Hell

RRP $9.99

'I have been a restaurant critic for over a decade, written reviews of well over 700 establishments, and if there is one thing I have learnt it is that people like reviews of bad restaurants. No, scratch that. They adore them, feast upon them like starving vultures who have spotted fly-blown carrion out in the bush.

They claim otherwise, of course. Readers like to present themselves as private arbiters of taste; as people interested in the good stuff. I'm sure they are. I'm sure they really do care whether the steak was served au point as requested or whether the soufflé had achieved a certain ineffable lightness. And yet, when I compare dinner to bodily fluids, the room to an S&M chamber in Neasden (only without the glamour or class), and the bill to an act of grand larceny, why, then the baying crowd is truly happy.'

About the Author

Jay Rayner is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster with a fine collection of floral shirts. He has written on everything from crime and politics, through cinema and theatre to the visual arts, but is best known as restaurant critic for the Observer. For a while he was a sex columnist for Cosmopolitan; he also once got himself completely waxed in the name of journalism. He only mentions this because it hurt. Jay is a former Young Journalist of the Year, Critic of the Year and Restaurant Critic of the Year, though not all in the same year. Somehow he has also found time to write four novels and two works of non-fiction. He is a regular on British television, where he is familiar as a judge on Masterchef and the resident food expert on The One Show. He likes pig.


Dining Roulette

RRP $29.99

Dining Roulette: The Truth about Restaurants from the Inside Out is essential reading for every foodie, restaurant goer, and restaurant owner and manager. It reveals the secrets, tips, and industry information needed to establish and maintain a successful business, and gives practical, prescriptive advice to restaurant patrons about what they should look for to determine which restaurants are worth their patronage. Filled with real-life, jaw-dropping stories from the culinary industry, this book is a wake-up call. Did you know that restaurant chains may become a site for the next generation of terror threats? What should you avoid at your favorite restaurant that will make you sick? With authentic, definitive, and often humorous real-life experiences, author John Brown's work is an industry insider's take on the restaurant industry. Brown offers prescriptive advice for restaurant owners, including: ten suggestions to stay in business, how to beat the industry employee turnover rate, and how to avoid common mistakes. For restaurant patrons, Brown gives advice on: evaluating the cleanliness of a restaurant, restaurant vocabulary and phrases, and fine eating establishments that every foodie should visit. Dining Roulette shows why health departments struggle to cope with the everyday challenges of maintaining proper health and safety standards, and why so many people die every year after being served in our restaurants. If you've ever eaten in a restaurant or have upcoming reservations, you must read this book.


A Finer End

RRP $15.99

Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his partner Sergeant Gemma James return in another spellbinding novel of mysteries--one contemporary, one ancient--an investigation that will challenge them personally and professionally as no case ever has.

From the award-winning author of the acclaimed Kissed a Sad Goodbye...

When Duncan Kincaid s cousin Jack calls from Glastonbury to ask for his help on a rather unusual matter, Duncan welcomes the chance to spend a relaxing weekend outside of London with Gemma--but relaxation isn t on the agenda. Glastonbury is revered as the site of an ancient abbey, the mythical burial place of King Arthur and Guinevere, and a source of strong druid power. Jack has no more than a passing interest in its history--until he comes across an extraordinary chronicle almost a thousand years old.

The record reveals something terrible and bloody shattered the abbey s peace long ago--knowledge that will spark violence that reaches into the present. Soon it is up to Duncan and Gemma to find the truth the local police cannot see. But no one envisions the peril that lies ahead--or that there is more at stake than they ever dreamed possible.


Dirty Dining

RRP $17.99

WHO NEEDS TO READ ABOUT IT? NOW YOU CAN HAVE FIFTY SHADES OF GREY RIGHT IN YOUR VERY OWN KITCHEN!! STEAMY SCENARIOS! TORRID ROMANCE! AND GREAT RECIPES.... Christian Grey and Anastasia Steel didn't start anything new. Ever since Og and Ogette began flirting with one another across a steaming pot of mastodon stew, lovers have enjoyed sharing a romantic meal. Good food, love and laughter just naturally go together. And in this delightful book you have all the ingredients to take your love life to the next level. If-you-dare romantic scenarios and outstanding menus; recipes you'll still be using long after the candles have flickered out. Topped off nicely with a handy how-to-get-it-to-the-table-on-time Game Plan, even a complete Grocery Shopping list for each chapter. It's a perfect gift for you and your one true love. Take off all your clothes and enjoy. Just don't discuss it with your mother. Unless you think she'd like a copy.



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